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Added by Mackenzi on 11 Jan 2011 03:07
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100 new movies in 2011

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Spring/Summer

People who added this item 9380 Average listal rating (6902 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Forrest Gump (1994)

Jan 05, Rented

I doubted everyone when they said this movie was amazing. I was so wrong! It's fantastic! I sad-cried and happy-cried and belly-laughed. Not in that order.
It was also cute and romantic, and wholesome in a way not many movies can pull off.
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Jan 06
Owned

Anything with James Stewart. I loved Liberty in this movie too. And, bonus, my first John Wayne film!
(I'm really behind on my westerns)
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People who added this item 599 Average listal rating (400 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
Jan 08
Owned
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People who added this item 407 Average listal rating (277 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Shane (1953)
Jan 09
Owned
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People who added this item 1995 Average listal rating (1357 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
True Grit (2010)


Jan 10
Theaters

I haven't seen the original yet, or read the novel. This was good though. I think it could have been more satisfying/happy, but it would have been less realistic.
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People who added this item 4587 Average listal rating (2997 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Black Swan (2010)
Jan 10
Theaters

So glad I didn't see it with my family. :) It was scary and beautiful and sexy, some of it hard to watch, and a lot of it leaving me wanting more. Good to the very end.
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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.3
Memory (2006)
Jan 11
Netflix Instant Watch

Lol, Billy Zane. The first time I saw him in a movie it was Zoolander, so I couldn't take him too seriously at first. The movie turned out alright, a little mediocre but with a few scares. I thought his love interest was annoying.
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People who added this item 1013 Average listal rating (622 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.6
Jan 11
Netflix Instant Watch
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People who added this item 638 Average listal rating (416 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
In & Out (1997)
Jan 12
Netflix Instant Watch
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People who added this item 144 Average listal rating (72 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Jan 14
Netflix Instant Watch
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Jan 19
Theaters

I don't usually like romcoms, but this was so cute! Paul Rudd made me fall in love with him all over again. Owen Wilson was his usual goofy self. Reese Witherspoon is adorable and quirky, and Jack Nicholson is... well, creepy as usual, but it worked really well. I laughed a lot, and there were a lot of those "Awwww" moments too.
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People who added this item 1282 Average listal rating (857 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Jan 20
Theaters

(seen x2)
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Jan 21
Netflix Instant Watch

This man is adorable and hilarious.
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People who added this item 254 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Little Ashes (2009)


Jan 22
Netflix Instant Watch

I heard that I shouldn't judge Pattinson just on Twilight. Not that I hate Twilight, it was okay. But it was interesting to see him in something else. I was gonna just wait for Water for Elephants to come out, but I saw this on IW. It was my first venture into films about the lives of artists, which have become a favorite of mine. It was great; it felt authentic and I loved the use of multiple languages, something which is underused in films here in America. Pattinson and Beltran were both fantastic and I felt emotionally connected to the plot.
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People who added this item 557 Average listal rating (355 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 4.9
Cool World (1992)
Jan 23
Netflix Instant Watch

I crave movies with animation/live action combo so of course I had to watch Cool World, even though I haven't heard much about it. It was meh. Brad Pitt was hot, of course, but nothing about any of the acting really spoke to me. The cartoons were crude and vulgar, it was interesting that even the cutsie toons turned violent and strange in Cool World. I did like the contrast of cartoons with the main plot point being, don't have sex with them, haha.
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People who added this item 3875 Average listal rating (2586 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Others (2001)
Jan 25
Rented

Very good, so veeery good.
This is a movie that somewhere along the line someone told me the ending to before I'd seen it, so I never rushed to rent it. My sister happened to rent it while I was visiting home, and fortunately I got to see it and enjoy the whole thing through. Even though I knew the end the whole movie was shocking and thrilling and probably one of the scariest movies I've seen.
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People who added this item 740 Average listal rating (436 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Feb 01
Netflix Instant Watch

I was expected more, but at least Ryan Gosling was his usual cute self. It felt very... er, processed? Generic?
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People who added this item 835 Average listal rating (557 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Pandorum (2009)



Feb 04
Netflix Instant Watch

Does Cam G always play the villain? He's getting to be the same person in every movie. I think he needs to branch out.
I dislike Dennis Quaid, but it was still an okay movie. A few eerie and omg! moments. It has more gore than I expected but less scares. If you really love space horror you'll probably like it.
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People who added this item 374 Average listal rating (210 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6


Feb 05
Netflix Instant Watch

"Zydrate comes in a little glass vile..."

I loved everything about this movie, even Paris Hilton. I really need to buy it.
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People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.6

Feb 05, Instant Watch

If I hadn't been covering my eyes I probably would have thrown up in a couple parts. It was so realistic and gory! I don't have high expectations for most random instant movies I try, but this one exceeded all of them. It wasn't slow, stupid, contrived, cheesy, or garbage in any way. If you like scary movies, watch Altered! Buy it and watch it on the big screen if you can! And bring your friends!
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People who added this item 499 Average listal rating (296 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 4.8
The Roommate (2011)
Feb 12
Theaters

Not what I was expecting. And Cam can play a good guy? Wow! He was so adorable in this movie- I love his little nose scrunch.
Sorta creepy, and that girl was for sure an evil bitch, but not as insane as the previews want you to think. I would definitely have beaten her ass a lot sooner than the main character did.
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People who added this item 3407 Average listal rating (2250 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
Scream (1996)
Feb 12
Rented

Best horror movie I've seen so far. It really scared me- I actually screamed a couple times. And at the same time it was funny, but not over the top. Seriously, really great.
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People who added this item 2141 Average listal rating (1376 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Scream 2 (1997)
Feb 12
Rented

Not too bad for a sequel. The climax and resolution were eh and I think they gave the killer away too soon, but it was a good story and still very scary for the most part.
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People who added this item 1757 Average listal rating (1121 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.5
Scream 3 (2000)
Feb 13
Rented

Much better than the 2nd. More scream out loud moments. More of a mystery. It makes me curious what this new Scream movie is gonna be like.
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Feb 15
Netflix Instant Watch
People who added this item 1132 Average listal rating (805 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Event Horizon (1997)


Feb 17
Rented
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People who added this item 1435 Average listal rating (982 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Pitch Black (2000)
Feb 18
Rented
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Feb 18
Rented
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People who added this item 1613 Average listal rating (1110 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Feb 18
Rented
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People who added this item 671 Average listal rating (463 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
Repo Men (2010)
Feb 19
Rented

Painful to watch like any good Repo-based movie should be. Great ending. :) This is a seriously good one.
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People who added this item 1377 Average listal rating (891 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.8
Feb 26
Owned

My favorite one so far. The least 2nd least scary, non-coincidentally. I still can't watch the 1st and 2nd ones without freaking out.
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People who added this item 3437 Average listal rating (2376 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Kick-Ass (2010)


Feb 26
Rented
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Feb 27
Rented

This movie is so bad it's hilarious.
(Made for TV movie)
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Mar 02
Campus Showing
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People who added this item 209 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.5
Phantoms (1998)
March 11th
Rented

Watched it for Liev Shrieber, was satisfied on that front.
Once of those films you can tell it was made after a novel that spans a long amount of time, but had to be compressed for a film. They did alright; had some spooky stuff here and there.
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People who added this item 1003 Average listal rating (675 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
The Strangers (2008)
March 11th
Rented - Now Owned

One of the starriest movies I've ever seen!
If you fear real life threats more than monsters or zombies, this movie might just terrify you. The only thing that kept me sane was that I felt, at two different points, I could have escaped the situation if I had been in their shoes. 1) With the car; I own a big pickup and could have run down any human or fence in my way, without damage. 2) I keep my doors locked to begin with.
This definitely upped my paranoia about neighbors and security.
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People who added this item 3398 Average listal rating (2278 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Fargo (1996)



March 18th
Rented
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People who added this item 7223 Average listal rating (5055 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
March 18th
Rented
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People who added this item 1218 Average listal rating (784 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
March 19th
Theater

I hate Adam Sandler, but I love Jennifer Aniston. She was cute and funny as always, he was the same lame guy as always who somehow gets the hot chicks.

It looks like Sandler stares at ladies' breasts whenever he's having a serious conversation with one in this movie, did anyone else notice that?
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People who added this item 5175 Average listal rating (3438 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Memento (2000)
March 20th
Rented
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People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
April 16th
Owned
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People who added this item 1162 Average listal rating (736 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
Scream 4 (2011)


April 23
Theaters
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People who added this item 2097 Average listal rating (1311 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Insomnia (2002)


April 26
Instant
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People who added this item 1001 Average listal rating (567 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Theaters
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People who added this item 378 Average listal rating (219 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.2
Step Up 3-D (2010)
Owned

Worth it for the dancing, not the story. If you're a fan of the 1st Step Up, this is a very different movie, so beware!
Mackenzi's rating:
People who added this item 3785 Average listal rating (2435 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Netflix Instant Watch
People who added this item 2199 Average listal rating (1476 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
1408 (2007)
May 30th
Rented
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People who added this item 2409 Average listal rating (1516 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.7
May 30th
Rented

One of the worst movies I've seen, in a dull, pointless sort of way. Not scary at all. Just a waste of time.
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People who added this item 2450 Average listal rating (1671 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Halloween (1978)
May 30th
Rented
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People who added this item 1243 Average listal rating (782 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5


June 1st
Rented


The Skeleton Key was an average movie with a slightly above average ending.
But I'd watch it again because clean-shaven Peter Sarsgaard is a fox.
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(Spoilers)

My resolution for this year: 60 new movies. So far going a lot easier than I planned. I might up it to 100.

Edit: I'm at 55 movies, so I think I can make it to 100 if I keep up the pace! -crosses fingers-

Edit: Success! K-Pax was my 100th movie (I think, I might have gotten the numbers off, but not by much)!

Secondary goal: 1 scary/horror movie every day of October. If I miss a day I have to make it up. I think I can do it!

My sources for movies are Netflix IW and renting, the AMC and Harkins theaters, Walmart $5 bin, and my friend Trevor, who makes me watch scary movies that he rents from his library.

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